We were just there to attend a Mass. We have never thought that we would be treated to a marvelous night of classical performance from Thailand’s best ~ Bangkok Combined Choir, Bangkok International Community Orchestra, National Artist for a Conductor, and great Thai classical singers ~ free admission!!! ☺
We were taken to a 2 1/2 hour heavenly oratorio of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah. A Special Program: Around the Christmas Tree & Christmas Festival 2015.
Here, Cutie Tenor Kittin Suchato singing Come Ye My People.
The story is told about a teenager who asked his father: “Dad, is it okay to smoke while I am praying?” The father replied: “That is not okay, my son.” Added the son: “But is it okay to pray while I am smoking?” The father answered: “That is okay, my son.” Continue reading Let It Go!→
Padre Pio was born in the small village of Pietrelcina in southern Italy, and joined the Capuchin friars at the age of 16. He became a priest seven years later, and spent fifty years at the monastery of San Giovanni Rotondo, where he was very much sought after as a spiritual advisor, confessor, and intercessor. Many miracles were popularly ascribed to him during his lifetime. He died a few days after the fiftieth anniversary of his receiving the stigmata, and over 100,000 people attended his funeral.
Other saints: Saint Adomnan of Iona (627/8 – 704)
(His name is written as Adamnan or Adomnan and anglicised as Eunan). He was educated by the Columban monks of his native place, subsequently becoming a novice at Iona in 650. In 679 he succeeded to the abbacy of Iona, which position he held up to his death. He was also president-general of all the Columban houses in Ireland. During his rule he paid three lengthy visits to Ireland, one of which is memorable for his success in introducing the Roman dating and celebration of Easter. On his third visit (697) he assisted at the Synod of Tara, when the Cain Adamnain, or Canon of Adamnan (the “Law of Innocents”) was adopted, which freed women and children from the evils inseparable from war, forbidding them to be killed or made captive in times of strife. He is famous for his Life of St. Columba, written some time after 688, which has been praised as the best and most complete biography written in Europe for many centuries.